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What does Pierson mean?

Pierson [pier-son] as a boys' name. Pierson's name origin is Greek, and Pierson means "rock". Pierson is a version, with the suffix -son, of Pierce (English, Greek): variation of Piers from Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Pierson has 3 variants: Pearson, Pearsson and Piersson.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Parrson, Prosson, ..

(female) Pierlo, Piersis, ..

How popular is Pierson?

Pierson is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1158 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name statistics of Pierson for boys. Pierson entered the list in 1999 and reached its apex rank of #1300 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #1301 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pierson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pierson outside U.S.

Pierce (#470 via latest list) and Pearson are the prominent varying forms of Pierson (#1301 via latest list). Other forms, like Piersson, are uncommon. These relations of Pierson are at the apex of their popularity presently. Pierce has been the most recognizable form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pierson, Pearson, Pierce in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pierson and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Pierson is alike in pronunciation to Parson and Person. Other recommended names are Abelson, Aeron, Aeson, Aileron, Aleron, Anderson, Benson, Berton, Biron, Carson, Cimeron, Deron, Derron, Dervon, Egerton, Emerson, Everton, Ferron, Garson, Geron, Gershon, Gerson, Gibson, Gillson, Gilson, Girvon (see Girvin), Greyson, Hermon, Hewson, Jenson, Jeron, Jerron, Jimson, Karson, Kieron, Kierron, Larson, Leeron, Leron, Liron, Merton, Miron, Nelson, Nickson, Nilsson, Oberon, Oberron, Orson, Parsons, Parton, Paterson, Patterson, Paulson, Perkin, Perkyn, Perrin, Persons, Peterson, Peyton, Piero, Pierre, Pietro, Preston, Simeron, Stetson, Swenson, Terron, Urson, Verdon, Verlon, Vernon, Vinson and Wilson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pierson.